14-22 February 2014 | Belgrade, Serbia
Youth in Action 3.1 Training Course MOVE 2 Serbia for a 7-day TC based on exploring physical and emotional (im)mobility of youth through non-formal education, theater, movement and dance !
The TC aimed to give tools to participants to improve, facilitate and work in their field using creative and innovative methods. The main objective of the project was to explore and experience movement and mobility with European citizenship and to deepen the sense of European identity among youth.
The methodology of TC was based on physical and image theatre, movement, the theory of creative flow, contact improvisation, impro-wisdom and dance, body-mind work, and non-formal education. The project was based on practical work.
This was a networking project of the International Network for Arts and Culture (INCA), a pan-European network working with arts, culture, inclusion and employability.
Main aims of the project were: strengthening the capacity of the INCA Network, planning projects for 2014-2015, developing visibility materials, and training in fundraising from the new European programme youth and culture programmes.
Funded and supported by Casa Lab Circello, INCA Network and the Youth in Action programme of the European Commission.
Meeting in London, UK.
Meeting in Circello, Italy.
FIRESTARTER* FAST FORWARD
16th-20th November 2013
Two members of INCA took part in the third meeting of the Firestarter network in Berlin, organised by Liminale Raeume with the support of the Youth in Action programme.
The plan was to organise new projects in Europe, the project was hosting for 4 days participants from the following countries: Finland, Ireland, UK, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Serbia, Hungary and Bulgaria.
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27 October – 4 November 2013
Derry / Londonderry, United Kingdom
This training course aimed at youth work practitioners who have an interest in and commitment to the examination and use of Humour as a pro-active and deliberate methodology in their work with young people and other youth work communities.
‘Humour’ was the continuation of a very successful programme that took place in Derry, Northern Ireland in April 2012. This course ‘carried on’ where it left off by building upon its initial success with a new tranche of youth workers and explore with them the role and potential that Humour has and can play as a tool for bringing about change in their locale.
This course facilitated a learning journey about Humour (and as a pro-active methodology), the different types of humour that exist and its relevance to youth work practice.
The programme provided space and time for participants to examine a multitude of issues, concerns and questions related to the use of Humour in an effort to increase their skills, knowledge and experience of Humour as an effective method for engaging young people.
By providing space and time to examine humour, participants could develop a better understanding of its use and application and in doing so increase their capacity to use it in their work setting to engage young people and other youth work communities in a constructive fashion, e.g., multiplier capacity or to open up issues, concerns and questions that young people have.
Participants leaft the course with a variety of new (or enhanced existing) tools and skills in how to use Humour in their work setting and in their practice and also with a clear plan for developing locally-based project work as a means of engaging young people.
Objectives for ‘Humour is Serious Business’ are as follows:
– upskilling youth work practitioners in the use of humour as an effective tool for engaging young people and youth work communities
– enhancing knowledge of the various types of humour so as to increase understanding of how, where, when and why it can be applied
– increasing awareness of how humour can be used as a pro-active and deliberate methodology in youth work and not just as a natural consequence of and response to specific situations
– consider cultural differences in humour and understand better how these can be used to support and inform youth work practice
– providing space and time for practitioners to reflect upon the use of their own sense of humour and consider where it can be altered to support their practice
– developing local humour-based programmes to test methodologies and techniques with a view to informing humour-based practice
– the development of a number of joint-actions between partner organisations
31st of October – 8th of November
Youth in Action Programme – Action 4.3 Training Course
INCA in collaboration with JumBo-Youth is organising this training course!
Short description of the project:
This project equipped participants from diverse European backgrounds to participate in an activity using Theatre Tools for Intercultural Dialogue and European Active Citizenship.
– to create a space of reflection about European Citizenship, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue
– to increase their awareness of the diversity of European Citizens
– to raise debates and confrontations about the subject matter
– to increase awareness of the value and importance of youth participation as a form of active engagement through theatre tools to develop and improve competences for personal, social and professional development.
– to enhance sense of intercultural artistic practice
– to create an atmosphere of mutual understanding between people from different cultures
– to develop innovative activities at local level
– to facilitate opportunities for young people activating their skills using theatre tools
– to develop exchange of good practices at local, national and international levels using non formal education
– to promote young people’s commitment towards a more inclusive growth through Theatre tools
The training course:
The focus of the training course studied the actual social situation in Europe and the main common problematic in different countries and if/how we can contribute to social change and cohesion and to foster a development of Europe through culture and arts.
The participants had a very good opportunity to share experiences, methods and good practices using diverse theatre methods, in which they could develop individual and group values, improv their skills, expand their knowledge about other cultures, and plan how to transfer these concepts in their future actions.